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In our opinion, Brian Porter makes some of the best pickups money can buy, and the 9T Telecaster pickups are a very unique and excellent sounding set of pickups that will fit in a standard tele pickup route.
What makes the 9T’s unique is that they are kind of like a P90/tele pickup. We think they have characteristics of both P90’s (think classic rock and roll growl) and standard tele pickups. Here is what Porter Pickups themselves has to say about them:
The Porter 9T neck gives you a nice clear and full tone without getting too muddy or too twangy. It will still provide the P90 “push” but remains thick in the mix.
The Porter 9T bridge pickup gives you that huge P90 tone without any extra modifications to your guitar. The 9T bridge is very aggressive, driving your amp harder while still giving you the flexibility of adjusting each pole under each string. The 9T bridge responds well to volume changes and clean up as you roll the knob down. We like to run these pickups at different heights depending on the results and aggressiveness you want.
The Porter 9T Set works particularly well to tame otherwise bright or harsh guitars. Turn it up!
I personally have the 9T’s in a parts telecaster that I put together, and I love them. Check out the video above where Bradford and I play and talk about them.